Wheat Pete's Word, March 21: Nitrogen timing, split-S, and the impact of cereal rye before corn


In today’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host and resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, Peter Johnson, catches up on topics ranging from nitrogen application timing to cereal rye before corn.

Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio.

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  • 00:35 – Back to brown wheat.
  • 01:00 – What is wrong with this wheat after corn picture?!
  • 01:30 – Canola into alfalfa/grass stubble – tips, and a grower’s experience.
  • 03:00 – It’s maple syrup and red clover time!
  • 04:00 – Extreme erosion in parts of Ontario emphasizes the importance of cover crops.
  • 04:40 – Nitrogen on wheat. If there’s snow, it’s a no-go! Wait for green-up, and look where that nitrogen is going to go. (Some exceptions)
  • 07:25 – What about protected nitrogen this time of the year?
  • 07:45 – Is there a benefit to splitting sulphur?
  • 08:50 – A specific question around fertility, focusing on base saturation, potash deficiency, and foliar applications.
  • 10:50 – Cereal rye as a cover crop before corn – what to consider (especially the year impact on root rot), when to terminate the rye stand, and yield results.
  • 13:22 – The key strip-till issues we’ve learned over the past year.

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